This stunning highrise apartment offers incredible skyline views in the West Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York. Situated on the 24th floor, the home was designed by interior designer Drew McGukin, who used the view as a backdrop for his client’s (a young professional) modern design aesthetic. This was the client’s first home, so starting a collection of fabulous furnishings was high on her priority list. The designer focused on classic, quality pieces in neutral hues while bright accent colors in the fabrics and wallpaper helps to energize the space. The home is comprised of 1,110 square feet of living space with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The home was organized in a boxlike shape, so the floor plan was difficult to organize for livability. The designer extended the existing kitchen, adding cabinetry and changing existing cabinetry with darker lacquered panels. This helped to define the kitchen space and dining areas, while still allowing the great room to feel open and airy. Tailored hardwood flooring gave the home more of custom feel. Even though most of the furniture selections were neutral, the designer spiced things up with colorfully patterned pillows, turquoise chairs and contemporary wall treatments.
The enormous windows provide plenty of natural light, so solar shades were a must. Chandeliers, table lamps and floor lamps are layered with the natural lighting.
The designer installed a Murphy bed in the office wall so it can double as a guest bedroom. Wheels on the desk, designed by McGukin, allow it to be moved easily.
The textural grass cloth wall covering echos the same feel of the rich carpet and the bench at the foot of the bed. Soft blue bedding ties in the beautiful skyline view and adds a touch of color.
Photos: Brett Beyer Photography